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Slug (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Prince hosts Apollonia for Paisley Park show

    With Purple Rain fever in the air, Prince brought his landmark film's co-star Apollonia Kotero out to Paisley Park for a tour and concert this past weekend. Kotero was in town to take part in Bobby Z's third annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue on Saturday. She performed "Take Me With U" ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014
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    May 29, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A debut video from Prairie Fire Lady Choir gets things going for us this week. We've also got new clips from Fury Things, Manny Phesto, Dichotomy, Célosia, Wilkinson James, ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014
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    May 8, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The ultimate ode to bling from Frankie Teardrop gets things going straight away this week. We've also got new clips from Votel, Animal Lover, Atmosphere, a new episode of Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Atmosphere to unveil new album Southsiders in May

    The eighth Atmosphere album of the group's illustrious career arrives later this year. Titled Southsiders, the collection featuring live instrumentation was recorded in Minneapolis and Oakland.Today, the hip-hop group dropped the album's first single, "Bitter." "This one is to recognize you / Your j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Soundset 2013

    Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week launch right into the festivities with a new, erotically charged Atmosphere video, released to get people even more hyped for the big Soundset Festival taking place ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we lead off with an Alice In Wonderland nightmare clip from the atmospheric Minneapolis garage rock quartet, Crimes, taken from their new record, Thin Sunlight, whic ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013
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    February 27, 2013

    Murs: My creative work doesn't seem organized to me

    One of the icons of independent hip-hop for over a decade, Murs returns to the Twin Cities this Saturday for a show at the Fine Line with fellow West Coast natives Fashawn, Kosha Dillz and Black Cloud Music. The fearless leader of the Road to Paid Dues Tour, Murs is traveling coast-to-coast to sprea ... More >>

  • Arts

    January 2, 2013

    Out There celebrates 25 years

    Walker Art Center's annual avant-garde festival defies definition

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    October 8, 2012

    Atmosphere and more at Day of Dignity, 10/7/12

    Day of DignityWith Atmosphere, Stalley, Brother Ali, MaLLy, Sims, Y.N. Rich Kids and moreMasjid An-Nur, MinneapolisSunday, October 7, 2012Day of Dignity returned for its second year with a cross-section of the greater Twin Cities hip hop community, and a combination of both performances and communit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Carnage releases Respect the Name album tonight at Triple Rock

    See Also:Carnage the Executioner, this week's cover story, in his own wordsCover Story: Carnage the Executioner comes into his ownDesdamona on Ill Chemistry, her hip hop collaboration with CarnageToday rounds off our week of turning the spotlight on Carnage the Executioner, who we profiled with an i ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Carnage's comic-laced "Respect the Name" video debuts, plus an interview with the star

    Last week, Carnage the Executioner unveiled the title track from his forthcoming full-length, Respect the Name. The song itself is "ripped straight out of your favorite '60s heist caper," but little did we know that the video accompanying the track has a bit of throwback flair too.In a video premier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Soundset battled extreme weather at Canterbury Park, 5/27/12

    By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: The complete list

    Related:Cover Story: How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debut

    Related:*How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival*Danny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-Unit*Big K.R.I.T. on country rap, dream cars, and playing SoundsetBy Mike MaddenRealizing Bambu deliberately released his debut album, self untitled..., 10 years after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, it's ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete list

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Brother Ali boycotts Grammys, drops free EP

    ​While most of y'all were lazing around watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Brother Ali was staging a personal protest. "I'm boycotting the Grammy's. Refusing to watch until @Atmosphere gets a nomination. (or until I get TV at my house)," he tweeted. Although Bon Iver's double win signals some l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 7

    ​As we do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise returns with yet another mixtape of the local rap music that's making the rounds lately. Consider it our holiday gift.You can stream the mixtape below or download here.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    How serious is Mayor R.T. Rybak about making Atmosphere's 'Say Shh' the official Minneapolis tune?

    Apparently, he's kind of serious? Maybe?  Well, serious enough to respond to a tweet from Minneapolitan Tyler Page, who originally threw the idea onto the table.  .bbpBox110393626781167617 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/images/themes/theme9/bg.gif) #301c07;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{ ... More >>

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    August 7, 2011

    Lollapalooza: Day 2 at Grant Park, Chicago, 8/6/11

    PHOTO BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER​If the first day of Lollapalooza is marked by enthusiasm, the second day is marked by hitting limits.  The Day 2 crowd was more pronounced and did not wait until late in the day to show up, and police presence increased to meet the new demands.  Partiers line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Atmosphere take a stand against domestic violence in 'The Last to Say' video

    Photo by Tony Nelson​On Atmosphere's latest album, The Family Sign, "The Last to Say" stands out as one of the most sobering and plain-spoken tracks on the album, riffing on a message warning against domestic violence with lines like "Just tear it all apart and build new / Cause if you don't kill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Soundset Series: Rhymesayers staples Brother Ali, Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, more

    Brother Ali​Back before Soundset became the annual festival it is today, there was a Rhymesayers-hosted event by the same name that took over, and consistently sold out, the First Ave Mainroom every Wednesday, housing some of the big names on the company roster as well as visiting acts. The festi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Slug's senior portrait unearthed by the Hennepin County Library

    ​Now here's a history project I can get behind: The Hennepin County Library has been slowly unearthing and digitizing its vast High School Yearbook Collection, which dates all the way back to the early 1900s, and posting some gems to its Tumblr page.

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    March 2, 2011
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    December 15, 2010

    Dan Monick, Rhymesayers photographer, debuts 'Seven' book (INTERVIEW)

    Dan MonickSlug in 1998​ Seven years ago it was 2003, and if you're not quite convinced that's so far into the past, consider that the Iraq war was in its infancy, American Idol was only on its second run, and Avril Lavigne was killing it on the pop charts. Now that you're feeling ever-grateful it' ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2009

    Unknown Prophets make heartfelt rock-rap

    New release Le System D is built around a guitar riff

  • News

    October 21, 2009

    Stuck Between Stations film overcomes obstacles of shooting in Minnesota

    Project attracts star power of Josh Hartnett, Slug, and The Sopranos

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    October 21, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Atmosphere photos, videos and setlist

    Coverage of this week's shows at First Ave.

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    May 15, 2009

    Recession Music means free stuff from StopHouse Records

    Prof and St. Paul Slim say they mustered up inspiration from the bootleggers of the Great Depression

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Atmosphere release video for "Your Glasshouse"

    A chilling new video accompanies Slug's tale of addiction and redemption.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    From Cool Kids to Kanye: Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

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    From the Cool Kids to Kanye, hip-hop did it up in ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    November 7, 2007
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    June 25, 2007

    Rek the Heavyweight moves beyond his Atmospheric past

    So while Slug gets the SuicideGirls.com crowd going berserk from coast to coast in big open-air festivals, Rek is pacing the stage in front of a dozen people on a Sunday evening in a venue better known for its metal shows.

  • News

    April 11, 2007

    Dark Star

    Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior

  • Music

    March 7, 2007

    Hometown Heroes at SXSW

    Going down to Austin? Catch these local acts.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2006

    Atmosphere mashed up with 50 Cent

    There's Slug again on the cover of Urb, between DJ Craze and Princess Superstar (click photo to enlarge). Meanwhile, MTVu is filming an episode of Backstage Pass with Atmosphere at SXSW next week (submit your own questions via the show's link). Even better (and beyond this bit of previously reported ... More >>

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    October 4, 2005
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    July 6, 2005

    Raised Voices

    Vox Vermillion settle differences, move forward

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Local Music Yearbook '04

    We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.

  • Arts

    December 20, 2000
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    January 5, 2000
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    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

  • Arts

    August 19, 1998

    Over the Counter

    Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene

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